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Tragicomic Redemptions [electronic resource] : Global Economics and the Early Modern English Stage / Valerie Forman.

Author/Creator:
Forman, Valerie, author.
Publication:
Philadelphia, Pa. : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2008]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (288 pages) : illustrations.
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De Gruyter University Press Library.
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De Gruyter Online.
Subjects:
Drama -- Economic aspects -- England.
Drama -- Economic aspects.
Economics in literature.
English drama -- Early modern and Elizabethan, 1500-1600 -- History and criticism.
English drama -- Early modern and Elizabethan.
Literature and globalization.
Literature and society -- England.
Theater -- Economic aspects -- England.
Theater -- Economic aspects.
Theater -- England -- History -- 16th century.
Theater -- England -- History -- 17th century.
Language:
In English.
Biography/History:
Valerie Forman is Associate Professor of English at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Summary:
Valerie Forman contends that three seemingly unrelated domains-new economic theories and practices; the discourses of Christian redemption; and the rise of tragicomedy as the stage's most popular genre-were together crucial to the formulation of a new and paradoxical way of thinking about loss and profit in relationship to one another.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Introduction. The Economics of Redemption
Chapter One. Stasis and Insularity in The Merchant of Venice and Twelfth Night
Chapter Two. The Voyage Out: Pericles
Chapter Three. Poverty, Surplus Value, and Theatrical Investment in The Winters Tale
Chapter Four. Captivity and "Free" Trade
Chapter Five. Balance, Circulation, and Equity in the "Prosperous Voyage" of The Renegado
Epilogue. Webster's The Devil's Law-Case, the Limits of Tragicomic Redemption, and Tragicomedy's Afterlife
Epilogue Webster's The Devil's Law-Case, the Limits of Tragicomic Redemption, and Tragicomedy's Afterlife
Bibliography
Index
Acknowledgments.
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed October 27 2015)
ISBN:
9780812201925
OCLC:
859160556
Publisher Number:
10.9783/9780812201925 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.